Thrixopelma pruriens

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Arachnobaron
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What the heck is it? What do owners think about it, etc..?
I am considering species to buy - see my "looking for..." thread, and my local store has these, so I am curious.
 

moose35

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cool species. is a dwarf. gets about 4 inches max. hair flicker. barely moist peat for substrate. and a water dish. mine does lots of cage remodeling. fun t to watch.
common name is peruvian green velvet.

so does anyone else own these little guys? i'm actually curious if anyone else keeps them.
 
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chrispy

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I have a 2" male . It digs around alot. I wish I had a female, the ones I have found have been pricey. I didnt know they only reached 4" . He might be maturing sooner than I thought. He has a nice greenish sheen to him.
 

cheetah13mo

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I hav one and it does a lot of remodeling too. I constantly have to dig up the dish and clean it out. They have a little attitude so be prepared. Mines about 4 inches and looks to molt again soon so hopefully I'll get a good skin for sexing. Heres mine. This was about a month ago.

 

moose35

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I have a 2" male . It digs around alot. I wish I had a female, the ones I have found have been pricey. I didnt know they only reached 4" . He might be maturing sooner than I thought. He has a nice greenish sheen to him.
let me know if you wanna try a breeding loan...i've got a ready female...
 

Varden

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I've got two females, both are nice display Ts, only burrowing when they drop their sacs. A very underrated species, but an excellent addition to any collection.
 

cheetah13mo

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Mine grew about 1 1/2 inch through 2 molts in a span of around 5 months. It's just under 4 inches in size now.
 

neanyoe

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I'm actually aobut to buy one of these Thrixopelma pruriens.. wondering.. i've heard they do a lot of flicking. does that hurt? .. what does it feel like.

and are they fast? cause ive been told not to handle these guys. so how would i do tank maintenence? or even transport from buying container to its new home.

what do you guys think?
 
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